Name of Engagement

Shenandoah Valley Migrant Education Program (SVMEP)

Contact Information

Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services (IIHHS)

Contact Details

iihhs@jmu.edu

Description

The primary goal of the Shenandoah Valley Migrant Education Program (SVMEP) is to ensure that all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma or complete a GED that prepares them for further learning, productive employment and to be responsible community members. SVMEP is one of 7 regional programs of the Virginia Migrant Education Program. SVMEP serves the public school systems in the cities of Harrisonburg and Winchester and the counties of Clarke, Frederick, Fauquier, Rockingham, and Shenandoah. Their team includes 2 year-round, bilingual (Spanish/English) Migrant Student Advocates, several work-study student employees and over 20 trained volunteer tutors.

Web Presence

http://shenvalleymigranted.org/

Involvement

Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Staff, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

JMU Only, Hburg/Local/VA

Frequency

Ongoing (Currently in existence, year round)

Primary Focus of Program

Cultural Institutions and Programs

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Program

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